Study in New Zealand

Tuition Fee and Living Expenses

New Zealand has high-quality education and unbeatable lifestyle. Universities & Institutes in New Zealand set their own fees, which vary depending on your study level and subject. Courses in humanities, arts and education are a little cheaper, while subjects such as technology, medicine and sciences are likely to be more expensive. 

Course level  Average annual tuition fee 
Diploma Level 4, 5 & 6 NZ$ 14,000 to NZ$ 20,000
Graduate & PG Diplomas (Level 7 & 8)  NZ$ 20,000 to NZ$ 28,000
Bachelor's  NZ$ 25,000 to NZD 34,000
Master's  NZ$ 29,000 to NZD 38,000
Doctoral & PhD NZ$ 35,000 to NZD 55,000


Living Costs in New Zealand 

Living costs include accommodation, food and bills, and clothing as necessary, and will vary according to your lifestyle.  

When applying for a student visa, you’ll be required to provide evidence that have at least NZ $ 20,000 to cover your living expenses for first year.  But, if you’re studying for less than one year, you must have at least $1,666 for each month of your study program to contribute as your living expenses.

Do note the fact that New Zealand has the lowest cost of living among most developed countries.

To help you understand what costs to expect, we have developed a sample weekly budget for you. The following is only estimated costs and are based on a single student living in shared accommodation

Item  Cost 
Rent (shared)  NZ$ 100 to NZ$ 230
Electricity, gas, water  NZ$ 40 to NZ$ 45
Food  NZ$ 90 - NZ$ 150
Phone and Internet  NZ$ 20 to NZ$ 35
Public Transport  upto NZ$ 60
Entertainment  NZ$ 45 to NZ$ 120